The Letter A – Grammar Lesson

In The English Alphabet

The letter A is the first letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Vowel in The English Alphabet.  As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter A has two versions in the written form.

These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.

The Upper-Case A looks like this:


The Lower-Case A looks like this:




As you learn The Common Tongue of The English language, you will see that The letter A can be pronounced many different ways.

The two ways to pronounce The letter A are called, the “Short” Pronunciation and the “Long” Pronunciation


Letter A

The Letter A

The Short A

  • Apple
  • Ant
  • Animal
  • Alligator
  • Ant-eater

The Long A

  • Air
  • Mate
  • Plate
  • Fame
  • Angel

For More About The Pronunciation of the Letter A – See These Blog Posts

Letter A – Pronunciation

The “Problem” of The Long A Pronunciation

In English Grammar

The Letter A,a is the first Letter of The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Vowel.  But in addition to just being a letter, It also has various other functions in English Grammar as well.


  1. One of The Indefinite Articles representing “One” of some “thing”.
  2. One of many Determiners in the English language.  A word that “determines” the meaning of a noun or noun phrase.
  3. One of the 3000 most used words in spoken and written English
  4. The grade given to a student for doing very well in school or on a specific assignment or project.

To learn the pronunciations of words which start with The Letter “A”, visit The GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Pronunciation Portal

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